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1 day ago
Bella Moth (Utetheisa ornatrix) Art Print available on the shop. Specimen documented and illustrated at Puerto Rico. Head to the link on bio to visit our Etsy shop!
6 days ago
Graphium sandawanum - Apo swallowtail - endemic to the Philippines
Work In Progress
I work really hard on the venation okay so I like being proud of flaunting my base sketches. I feel sketching the veins is even harder than coloring since this part is where mist of my time is soent truly tryibg to be scientifically accurate. Which is why my fave compliment is when somebody appreciates the science I put into my art.
I discovered my big gardening books make good backdrops for aesthetic pics for the times when I can't be bothered to clean my table hehe.
I have too many ongoing projects at the moment but at the end of the day I just draw my personal butterfly art as a way to unwind.
1 week ago
All works on my online store including this one, are on sale at 30% off for two weeks ending June 24th. If you’ve ever had your eye on a piece now is the time to snap one up before I go on maternity leave until later in the year. The store will be closing for this period.
The link is in my bio now☝🏻
1 week ago
Periphanes dehinii - Peaseblossom Moth
One of my all time fave species. And with a lovely Shakesperean reference as well! I'm obsessed with the color violet, yet I kind of hide that my favorite color combination is pink and purple. I've loved that color pair since I was a child, but growing up, hmm, it just seems like a color scheme that's too... Childish?
And I have an irrational fear of the color pink since I have this complex that I think pink makes me look like a dumb blonde. And I already have enough insecurities being constantly perceived and underestimated as an unaccomplished girl.
Now, I'm more secure in believing this: if people judge my level of intelligence based on my appearance, then that says more about their lack of intelligence than it does about mine.
I shouldn't care much what people assume anymore, I'll just enjoy what I enjoy. Science, fashion, art, colors, taxonomy... To hell with their stereotypes. "Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander every where,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green:
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dew-drops here
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits: I’ll be gone;
Our queen and all her elves come here anon."
-from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
2 weeks ago
The peaseblossom moth. The name of the fairy of queen Titania's court in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. If you Google the character, you'll notice the stage actors for the theater production wear fairy costumes of similar colors to this moth, pinks and purples.
My process: Lay down the base with colored pencils. Emphasize that with ink on top, sliding over the waxy surface with your touch to blend. White ink for texture, scratched off when dry for more accuracy.
"To have my love to bed and to arise;
And pluck the wings from Painted butterflies
To fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes:
Nod to him, elves, and do him courtesies."
2 weeks ago
Periphanes delphinii - Pease Blossom moth - My favorite 💜
The work in progress. Reupload, realized I posted the wrong pic/accident tapped through a bad filter. Not like the quality got ao much better haha, I tend to draw in the dark since bright light hurts my eyes so most of my pics are grainy low light crap. Ah well the soft-grungy vintage aesthetic is most forgiving for low quality pics.
3 weeks ago
Parides bunichus almas
Different from my usual colored pencil illustrations, this was done almost entirely in ink, with only a silver pencil to highlight the venation to make it seem more 3D. Fully colored with Zig Kurecolor markers. This was supposed to be "plain" but I tried hard bot to make that mean "boring".
A fairly newly discovered subspecies from 2007, it's strikingly beautiful with it's all black velvety wings with a delicate snow white border. It's too bad it isn't really famous yet but I hope more people appreciate this obscure butterfly with my illustration. Have there been other artists making illustrations of this? I haven't found any yet.
3 weeks ago
Throwback to early May : I had the honor of being the visiting artist at the local middle school for two weeks this past spring. I taught four different classes all about how to recycle and upcycle objects that can’t be recycled. We then dived into the art of scientific illustration and married the two to create three posters showing the process of an items “rebirth”. So cool!!!! The kids were so fun and my host teachers were AMAZING!!!!!!!! And my amazing boss JoAnne is always THE BEST!!!!! #artteachersofinstagram #recycle #upcycle #scientificillustration #scientificdrawing #guestartist #lovemyjob
Conor photobombing because he wasn’t too sure around the middle school kids 🤣💕 @offroadjo
1 month ago
[Português↓] My ultimate drawing - Cacatua means easy crossing-woods in the indigenous Tupi-guarani language. The cockatoo lives in waters transporting minerals from Andean regions, so that, they adapt to slightly higher hardness and pH values than other Dwarf Cichlids from softer Amazonian waters. Territorialist males attack weaker specimens and tend to the formation of harems. By controlling several females, the polygamist has a lot of trouble. Females lay their eggs at the cave's ceiling and thereupon, take over alone the care for the brood. You just have seen the sweet-hard life of cockatoo females. - Artistic and scientific drawing respecting metrics and proportions: partnership via direct message. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Meu novo desenho - Cacatu em tupi significa travessia do mato; mato bom, fácil de penetrar. Os cacatuóides vivem em águas que transportam minerais da região andina, tal que se adaptam a águas mais duras e alcalinas que outros ciclídeos anãos de águas moles amazônicas. Machos territorialistas atacam exemplares mais fracos e tendem a formar haréns. Ao controlar várias fêmeas, o poligâmico tem muito trabalho. As fêmeas depositam os ovos no teto de cavernas e então, cuidam sozinhas de suas crias. Acabaram de saber da doce e dura vida das fêmeas de cacatuóides. - Desenhos artísticos e científicos ao respeitar medidas e proporções: parcerias via DM.